• Fear not, ‘Poldark S3’ might just be around the corner….

    Fear not, ‘Poldark S3’ might just be around the corner….

    While UK audiences are already experiencing a bit of Poldark separation anxiety given that series 2 ended this past Sunday, American audiences can still feel good about the fact there are still 3 weeks to go before we say farewell to the Cornish coastline for a bit. In an attempt to appease fans of the British period […]

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  • PBS goes from ‘Victoria’ to ‘Victorian Slum’ this Spring

    PBS goes from ‘Victoria’ to ‘Victorian Slum’ this Spring

    This Spring on PBS, a group of 21st-century people will board a time machine and move into a Victorian tenement that has been painstakingly brought back to life in the heart of London’s East End. Hosted by British television journalist, presenter and producer, Michael Mosley, The Victorian Slum is what the concept of reality television was […]

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  • ‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to “Drama Sundays” tonight on PBS!

    ‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to “Drama Sundays” tonight on PBS!

    One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald and […]

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  • Happy belated 45th, Upstairs Downstairs (the original Downton Abbey!)

    Happy belated 45th, Upstairs Downstairs (the original Downton Abbey!)

    On October 10, 1971, Upstairs Downstairs took the world by storm. Based on an original idea by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins for a comedy called Behind the Green Baize Door, the series ran for 5 series and 68 episodes over four years from 1971-1975. As originally thought out, the series would focus on two housemaids, played […]

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  • ‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

    ‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

    If one Queen’s Speech of the Day isn’t enough for you next Christmas, you had best stick around as there will be another one Christmas night, courtesy of ITV and Mammoth Screen, producers of Victoria, Poldark, Endeavour, And Then There Were None and Black Work, among others. Following last weeks news that Victoria, the current leader in the […]

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  • ‘Game of Crowns’ begins as Victoria & Elizabeth II drop the gloves

    ‘Game of Crowns’ begins as Victoria & Elizabeth II drop the gloves

    On the surface, neither Hollywood nor the WWE could script this any better. Within months of each other, viewers will have the opportunity to see not one, but two period royal dramas about a young female monarch struggling with both ruling and romance, with the star being a former Doctor Who actor (Jenna Coleman in Victoria and […]

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  • Happy 41st, Captain Ross Poldark!

    Happy 41st, Captain Ross Poldark!

    Forty-one years ago, today, on October 5, 1975, Poldark, with Robin Ellis as Captain Ross Poldark, premiered on the BBC. The popular series, which was based on the first four of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels and which also starred Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Frances and Ralph Bates, went on to run for 29 episodes […]

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